Submitted Surnames Starting with O

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O Korean
Korean form of Wu 1, from Sino-Korean 吳 (o).
Oak English
Topographic surname for someone who lived near an oak tree or in an oak wood, from Middle English oke "oak".
Oakenshield English (British), Literature
In J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit", the surname of Thorin Oakenshield, the leader of the Company of Dwarves and the King of Durin's Folk.
Oakes English, Irish
English: Topographic name, a plural variant of Oak.... [more]
Oakland English
This surname is derived from Old English āc and land and it, obviously, means "oak land."
Oakleaf English (American)
Probably an Americanized (translated) form of Swedish Eklöf.
Oaks English
English variant spelling of Oakes and Americanized form of Jewish Ochs.
Oakwell English
Recorded in the modern spellings of Ockwell and Oakwell, this is an English surname. It is locational and probably either from the former village of Oakwell-in-the-Blean in the county of Kent, or Ockwell Manor, and again a former village, near Bray, in Berkshire
Oates English
Patronymic from the Middle English personal name Ode (see Ott).
Oatfield English
Means "oat field". Cognate of Haberfeld
Oatis English
Altered spelling of Otis, itself a variant of Oates.
Oats English
Variation of Oates.
Obaldia Medieval Basque (Latinized, Archaic)
Obaldia comes from the Proto-Euskera or Proto-Basque (ancient Basque languaje) that is Dovaltia (also known as Dobaldia). Its meaning is pear tree or european wild pear.
Obama Japanese
From Japanese 小 (o) meaning "small" and 浜 (hama) meaning "beach, seashore".
Obara Japanese
It's written like : 小 (O meaning small) and Bara meaning "Plain". Masakazu Obara's last name is pronounced like this. He is an anime director, he worked on Accel World.
Obar Neithich Scottish Gaelic
Proper, non-Anglicized form of Abernathy.
Ōbayashi Japanese
From Japanese 大 (ō) meaning "big, great" and 林 (hayashi) meaning "forest".
Ó Beargha Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Barry.
Obeid Arabic (Anglicized)
Meaning "humble servant", based on name Ubayd
Obel Danish
Surname
Obenauf German
Surname used to refer to someone who lived 'up there' (on a mountain, hill, etc.).
Öberg Swedish
Combination of Swedish ö "island" and berg "mountain".
Oberg English
Anglicized form of either Åberg or Öberg.
Oberlin German, English
From Oberst and the suffix Lynn.... [more]
Obermiller German (Americanized)
Partly Americanized form of German Obermüller, a topographic name for the miller at the ‘upper mill’.
Obermok Ukrainian
Obermok is most likely an anglicized form of the surname Oberemok.... [more]
Obesus American
Means "obese" in Latin.
Oblak Slovene, Croatian
Derived from oblak "cloud".
Obolensky Russian
Indicates familial origin within the village of Obolensk in the Kaluga Oblast, Russia. This was the name of a Russian aristocrat family of the Rurik Dynasty.
Obradović Serbian
Patronymic from the personal name Obrad, a derivative of obradovati meaning "to give joy".
Obregón Spanish
Spanish habitational name from Obregón in Santander province.
Ó Bric Irish
Means "descendant of Breac"
Ó Bróithe Irish
Uncorrupted form of Brophy.
Ó Bruic Irish
Means "descendant of Broc"
Obscurite English
A word which means "darkness" in French language.
Ó Buadáin Irish
Means "descendant of Buadán".
Obuća Bosnian
Derived from obuća meaning ''footwear'', denoting someone who made or sold footwear.
Obuch Medieval Polish (Rare)
Obuch is a surname found in Poland and specifically areas that were part of the Polish-Lithuanian Kingdom. It was the name of a long handled battle hammer and may have denoted someone handy with the weapon or who produced the weapon... [more]
Ó Caingnigh Irish
Means "descendant of Caingneach"
Ó Cairealláin Irish
Means "descendant of Caireallán"
Ocampo Spanish, Galician
From the Galician toponym O Campo meaning "the field", also used as a habitational name from a town of the same name in Lugo, Galicia.
Ocaña Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
Ó Canann Irish
Means "descendant of CANÁN". Canán is a given name derived from the word cano "wolf cub".
O'Carroll Irish (Anglicized)
Originates from the ancient Gaelic name Mac Cearbhaill or O'Cearbhaill, deriving from the word "Cearbh" which means to "Hack". Making it a possible name for a warrior or blacksmith.
Ocasio Spanish (Caribbean)
Meaning uncertain, possibly from Spanish ocasión meaning "occasion" or ocaso meaning "dusk, sunset". This surname is primarily used in Puerto Rico.
Ó Cathail Irish
Means "descendant of Cathal"
Ó Catharnaigh Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic Meaning ‘descendant of Catharnach’, a byname meaning ‘warlike’.
Occhiogrosso Italian
Descriptive nickname meaning "big eye".
Occhipinti Sicilian
Derived from Italian occhi "eyes" and pinti "painted", denoting someone with dark eyelashes or with flecked or blood-shot eyes.
Ó Ceanndubháin Irish
Means "descendant of Ceanndubhán"
Ó Cearbhalláin Irish
It means "descendant of Cearbhallán".
Ó Cearnacháin Irish
It means "descendant of Cearnachán".
Ó Cearnaigh Irish
Means "descendant of Cearnach" in Irish Gaelic. Compare Kearney, Ó Ceithearnaigh.
Ó Céirín Irish
Meaning ‘descendant of Céirín’, a personal name from a diminutive of ciar ‘dark’, ‘black’. English patronymic -s has been added superfluously.
Ocharán Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Otxaran.
Ochsner German (Swiss)
Means "oxen herder" in Swiss, from Middle High German ohse "ox".
Ó Ciaragáin Irish
It means "descendant of Ciaragán".
Ó Ciaráin Irish
A byname from a diminutive of ciar ‘dark’, ‘black-haired.'
Ó Ciardhubháin Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Kirwan.
Ó Cluanaigh Irish
Means "descendant of Cluanach"
Ó Cnáimhsighe Irish
Means "descendant of Cnáimhseach"
O'coill Irish
Meaning, "wood, forest, or shrub hazel tree."
O Coingheallach Irish
Meaning, "descendent of Coingheallach."
Ó Coingheallaigh Irish
Meaning, ‘son (or descendant) of Coingheallach.’
O'colgan Irish
Original form of Mccolgan, meaning "son of Colga.
Ó Comhaltáin Irish
It means "descendant of Comhaltán".
Ocón Spanish
This indicates familial origin within either the eponymous Riojan municipality or the Ocón de Villafranca neighborhood of the Castilian municipality of Villafranca Montes de Oca.
Ó Connachaín Irish
Means "Descendant of Connachaín."
Ó Coscraigh Irish
Means "descendant of Coscrach"
Ó Cróinín Irish
It literally means "little saffron-colored one’s descendant".
Octobre French
Means "October" in French.
Ó Cuill Irish
Meaning, "wood, forest, or shrub hazel tree."
Oda Japanese
From the Japanese 小 (o) "small," 尾 (o) "tail" or 織 (o) "fabric," "material," "cloth" and 田 (ta or da) "rice paddy" or 多 (ta or da) "many."... [more]
Oda Arabic
Means "Several" in Arabic
Ó Daighre Irish
Means "descendant of Daighre"
Odaniel Irish
Maybe means "Son of Daniel" or "Descendant of Daniel"
O'day Irish
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deaghaidh (see O’Dea).
Odd English
Variant of Ott.
Odda Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting agriculture, such as workers and laborers.
Oddai Indian, Tamil
Alternate spelling of Odda.
Oddar Indian, Tamil
Alternate spelling of Odda.
Odde Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, meaning "earthworker".
Oddy Medieval English
Was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as the lords of the manor of Storkhouse, Gisbern and Withernsea in that shire. Believed to be descended from Count Odo.
O'dea Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deaghaidh, ‘descendant of Deaghadh’, a personal name of uncertain origin... [more]
Ó Déadaigh Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Deady.
Ó Deaghaidh Irish
Meaning, "descendent of Deaghaidh."
Ødegård Norwegian
Means "deserted farm" in Norwegian. A combination of øde "deserted, empty" and gård "farm, yard".
Odelin French
Not to be confused with the similarly spelled Odelín, which is Spanish rather than French, though they could have similar origins in name.
Odén Swedish
Likely a locational name derived from place names containing the elements od or oden (see Oden).
Oderasak Yoruba (Rare)
It is Yoruba mispronunciation of the the name Oscar. It was a middle name that became a last name.
Odham English
Variant of Odom, altered by folk etymology as if derived from a place name formed with -ham.
Odhiambo Eastern African, Luo
East African surname derived from the given name Odhiambo meaning “born in the evening”.
Odige French, African
A Name from french Odige (O.DI Zeouf) zeouf with means egg Zeouf is spelled as ge to shorten the name. This surname means fighter The French has been known to be Lovely and the language of love un-violent... [more]
Odin Swedish
Variant of Odén.
Ódinsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Óðinn" in Icelandic.
Ódinsson Icelandic
Means "son of Óðinn".
Odisho Assyrian
Means "servant of Jesus" from Syriac ܥܒܕܐ (ʿaḇdā) meaning "servant" and ܝܫܘܥ (Išōʿ) meaning "Jesus".
Odland Norwegian
Habitational name from any of several farmsteads in Rogaland and Hordaland named Odland, from Old Norse Árland, a compound of á ‘small river’ (or another first element of uncertain origin) + land ‘land’, ‘farm’.
Odoemene Nigerian
Odoemene roots from Nigeria. It has branched onward to America, and multiple other countries. It literally means 'yellow reluctance' in Igbo.
Odom English
Medieval nickname for someone who had climbed the social ladder by marrying the daughter of a prominent figure in the local community, from Middle English odam ‘son-in-law’ (Old English aðum).
Ó Donnagáin Irish
Means "descendant of Donnagán"
O'donoghue Irish
Anglicised form of Ó Donnchadha (see Donoghue)
O'donovan Irish
Anglicized form of Ó Donndubháin
Ó Draighneáin Irish, Scottish Gaelic
Original Gaelic form of Drennan.
O'driscoll Irish
A variation of Driscoll, from Irish Ó hEidirsceóil, meaning "descendant of the messenger".
Odson Medieval French
Means 'son of Odo', Odo meaning 'possessor of wealth' many French Dukes and Counts had the name Odo. ' From the nickname 'Oddy' or 'Hoddy'.
Ó Dubhdara Irish
It means "descendant of Dubhdara.
O'duffy Irish
The name O'Duffy originates from the gaelic surname "O Dubhthaigh". Dubh meaning "Black" in Gaeilge. They claim descent from the ancient Heremon kings of Ireland. They descend from "Cahir Mor", the King of Leinster in the second century... [more]
Ó Duibheannaigh Irish
Means "descendant of Duibheannach"
Ó Duibhidhir Irish
Means "descendant of Duibhuidhir". Duibhuidhir is a personal name composed of the elements dubh "dark, black" and odhar "sallow, tawny".
Ó Duinnín Irish
Means "descendant of Duinnín"
Oehm German
Variant of Ohme
Oehme German
Variant form of Ohme.
Oeltjenbruns Dutch (Archaic)
Unexplained Dutch surname.
Oesten German
Possibly derived from a watercourse, e.g. the Oste, tributary of the Elbe.
Oesterreich German (Austrian)
Variant transcription of Österreich.
O'farrell Irish
From Irish Ó Fearghail meaning "descendant of Fearghal. This name is borne by several families in Ireland, in counties Longford, Tyrone, and Wicklow.
Ó Fathaidh Irish
Means "descendant of Fathadh"
O'fee Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fiaich "descendant of Fiach".
Ofek Hebrew
Means "horizon" in Hebrew, used both as a given name and a surname.
Ofer Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Ofer, means "fawn" in Hebrew.
Offenbach German, Jewish
From the name of the city of Offenbach am Main in Hesse, Germany. A famous bearer was German-born French composer Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880).
Office English (Modern)
Occupational name for a person who works in an office.
Officer English (Canadian), English (American, Rare)
Occupational name for the holder of any office, from Anglo-Norman French officer (an agent derivative of Old French office ‘duty’, ‘service’, Latin officium ‘service’, ‘task’).
Offutt German
Possibly a respelling of German Auffahrt ‘ascension’.
Ó Fiaich Irish
Means "descendant of Fiach"
Ó Flaithearta Irish
Proper, non-Anglicized form of Flaherty.
Ó Flaithimh Irish
Means "descendant of Flaitheamh"
O'flynn Irish
Means "descendant of Flynn.
Ó Fógartaigh Irish
Means "descendant of Fógartach"
Ōga Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 淡河, 王賀 or 相賀 with 淡 (tan, awa.i) meaning "faint, fleeting, pale, thin," 河 (ka, kawa) meaning "river," 王 (ou, -nou) meaning "king, magnate, rule," 相 (shou, sou, ai-, ou) meaning "aspect, councillor, each other, inter-, minister of state, mutual, phase, physiognomy, together" and 賀 (ga) meaning "congratulations, joy."... [more]
Ogai Korean (Russified)
Alternate transcription of Ogay.
O'galvin Irish
Anglicized form of Ó Gealbháin, which means "descendant of the bright, fair one", derived from the Gaelic elements geal "bright" and ban "fair, white". A known bearer of the original form of the surname is Ciarán Ó Gealbháin, former signer of the Irish traditional music band Danú.
Ōgami Japanese
From Japanese 大 (tai, dai, oo-, -oo.ini, oo.kii) meaning "large, great", 神 (shin, jin, kami, kan-, kou-) meaning "god, deity", 上 (shan, shou, jou, a.gari, a.garu, a.geru, ue, -ue, uwa-, kami, nobo.su, nobo.seru, nobo.ri, nobo.ru, yo.su) meaning "above, up", 賀 (ga) meaning "congratulations, joy" and 美 (bi, mi, utsuku.shii) meaning "beauty, beautiful".
Ogami Japanese
This surname is used as 拝, 小上, 小神, 尾上, 尾神, 男神 with 拝 (hai, oga.mu, oroga.mu) meaning "adore, pray to, worship," 小 (shou, o-, ko-, sa-, chii.sai) meaning "little, small," 尾 (bi, o) meaning "end, tail," 男 (dan, nan, o, otoko) meaning "male," 上 (shan, shou, jou, a.gari, a.garu, a.geru, ue, -ue, uwa-, kami, nobo.su, nobo.seru, nobo.ri, nobo.ru, yo.su) meaning "above, up" and 神 (shin, jin, kami, kan-, kou-) meaning "gods, mind, soul."
Ó Gaoithín Irish
It literally means "Gaoithín’s descendant".
Ogasawara Japanese
From Japanese 小 (o) meaning "small", 笠 (kasa) meaning "bamboo hat", and 原 (wara) meaning "field".
Ogay Korean (Russified)
Form of Oh used by Koryo-saram using the particle -gay of unexplained meaning.
Ogg Scottish
Anglicized form of a nickname from the Gaelic adjective óg meaning "young", used to distinguish the junior of two bearers of the same personal name.
Ogilvie Scottish, English
From the ancient Barony of Ogilvie in Angus, Northeast Scotland. The placename itself is derived from Pictish ocel, 'high' and fa, 'plain'.
Oginskiai Lithuanian
This indicates familial origin within the village of Uogintai.
Ogishin Russian, Ukrainian
Variant of Ageyev (Агеев), derived from Ukrainian given name Ogiy (Огiй)
Ogishina Russian, Ukrainian
Feminine form of Ogishin (Огишин)
Ogiwara Japanese
From Japanese 荻 (ogi) meaning "reed, rush" and 原 (wara) meaning "field".
Ogiyenko Russian, Ukrainian
Variant of Ageyev (Агеев), derived from Ukrainian given name Ogiy (Огiй)
Ogle Scottish, English, Northern Irish
Habitational name from a place in Northumbria, named with the Old English personal name Ocga + Old English hyll 'hill'.
Oglethorpe English
It indicates familial origin within the civil parish of Bramham cum Oglethorpe in the West Riding of Yorkshire.
Ó Gnímh Irish, Scottish
Means "Descendant of Gnímh".
Ogo Chamorro
Variant of Hocog
Ó Gormghaile Irish
Means "descendant of Gormghal"
Ogorodnikov Russian
From Russian огородник (ogorodnik) meaning "truck farmer, market gardener".
Ogorodnikova Russian
Feminine spelling of Ogorodnikov.
Ó Gradaigh Irish
Gaelic form of O'grady.
O'grady Irish
Anglicized form of Ó Gradaigh, meaning "descendant of Gradaigh." Gradaigh is a personal name derived from the Irish Gaelic word grada, "the illustrious one."
Ó Gríobhtha Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Griffin.
Ogura Japanese
From Japanese 小 (o) meaning "small" and 倉 (kura) meaning "storehouse".
Oguri Japanese
The kanji in Shun Oguri's family name is made up of 小 (O) "Little" and Guri, a variation of 栗 (Kuri) meaning "Chestnut". He is an actor and film director.
Ogyampah Akan
Meaning unknown.
Oh Korean
Alternate romanization of O.
Ó hÁdhmaill Irish
It means "descendant of Ádhmall".
Ó hÁilgheanáin Irish
Means "descendant of Áilgheanán"
Ó hÁilleacháin Irish
It means "descendant of Áilleachán".
Ó hAinbhith Irish
It means "descendant of Ainbhioth".
Ó hAinbhthín Irish
Means "descendant of Ainbhthín"
Ohakas Estonian
Ohakas is an Estonian surname meaning "thistle".
Ōhama Japanese
From Japanese 大 (o) meaning "big, great" and 浜 or 濱 (hama) meaning "beach, seashore".
Ohanian Armenian
Patronymic from the personal name Ohannes, Armenian equivalent of John.
O'hanlon Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAnluain (see Hanlon).
Ó hAnluain Irish
Means "descendant of Anluan"
Ó hAnrachtaigh Irish
It means "descendant of Anrachtach".
Ohanyan Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Օհանյան (See Ohanian)
Ó hAodhagáin Irish
Means "descendant of Aodhagán"
Ōhara Japanese
From Japanese 大 (o) meaning "big, great" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
Ohara Japanese
From Japanese 小 (o) meaning "small" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
O'harra Irish
A variant of O'Hara.
Ó Hartghaile Irish
It literally means "Artghal’s descendant".
Ōhashi Japanese
From Japanese 大 (o) meaning "big, great" and 橋 (hashi) meaning "bridge".
Ohashi Japanese
Alternate transcription of Ōhashi.
Ohayashi Japanese
This is the less common variant of Kobayashi . Check Notes for the source.
Ohayon Judeo-Spanish
Means "son of Chayyim" from the Berber prefix ou- or au- meaning "son (of)" and the given name Chayyim.
Ó hÉalaighthe Irish
It means "descendant of Éaladhach".
Ó hÉamhthaigh Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Heaphy.
Óhearcáin Irish
The surname ÓhEarcáin (Harkins) is derived from the Irish nickname of Erc or Earc meaning freckled. The diminutive of Erc or Earc is Ercáin or Earcáin. When the Irish alphabet added the aspirate “h” the name became hErcáin or hEarcáin with the hereditary surname prefixes Uí hErcáin, UahErcáin, ÓhEarcáin and (female)Ní Earcáin that was anglicized as Harkin, Harkan, or Harkins... [more]
Ó Hearghaill Irish
Variation of Gaelic Ó Fearghail ‘descendant of Fearghal’, a personal name composed of the elements fear ‘man’ + gal ‘valor’.
Ó hÉilidhe Irish
Means "descendant of the claimant". From éilidhe "claimant"
Ó hEinirí Irish
Means "son of Einrí"
Ó hEodhusa Irish
Means "descendant of Eodhus"
Ó Heoin Irish
Irish surname meaning “descendant of John”.
Ohka Japanese
A transcription of Oka meaning "Ridge, Hill". It's likely an americanized spelling.
Ohm German
Variant of Ohme
Öhman Swedish
Variant of Öman.
Ohms German
Variant of Ohme
Ohnmacht German
Means "powerlessness; helplessness; without power" in German. This was often used to describe someone very weak.
Ó hOistín Irish
Means "descendant of Oistín"
Ohori Japanese
From the Japanese 大 (o) "big" and 堀 (hori) "moat."
Öhrn Swedish
Variant of Örn.
Ohtani Japanese
Variant transcription of Ootani.
Ohto Japanese
Variant transcription of Oto
Ó hUallacháin Irish
It means "descendant of Uallachán".
O'hurley Irish
The name Hurley itslef come from the stick used in the game of Hurling, first played in Ireland. The name might have origanated due to a player of the game being dubbed hurley... [more]
Oi Japanese
From Japanese 大 (ō) meaning "big, great" and 井 (i) meaning "well, spring".
Oi Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Huang.
Oianguren Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous neighborhoods: the one in the municipality of Elorrio or the one in the municipality of Askoitia.
Oiartzun Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Oibar Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
Oidekivi Estonian
Oidekivi is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "oid kivi" meaning "sense/intellect stone", or "hoide kivi" meaning "sustaining stone".
Õiemets Estonian
Õiemets is an Estonian surname meaning "floral/flower forest".
Õige Estonian
Õige is an Estonian surname meaning "true" or "accurate".
Õigemeel Estonian
Õigemeel is an Estonian surname meaning "fair minded".
Õiglane Estonian
Õiglane is an Estonian surname meaning "equitable" and "fair-minded".
Oihaneder Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous palace in the city of Gasteiz.
Oikawa Japanese
Oikawa is the name of Toru Oikawa from the popular volleyball anime Haikyuu! ... [more]
Oikonomos Greek
Means "housekeeper, household manager" from the ancient Greek word οἰκόνομος oikonomos, derived from οἶκος oikos "house, household" and νόμος nomos "law, custom"
Oikonomou Greek
Derived from Greek οικονόμος (oikonomos) meaning "housekeeper, steward".
Oinas Estonian
Oinas is an Estonian surname meaning "ram".
Õis Estonian
Õis is an Estonian surname meaning "flower" and "blossom".
Ōishi Japanese
From Japanese 大 (o) meaning "big, great" and 石 (ishi) meaning "stone".
Oishi Japanese
Alternate transcription of Ōishi.
Õisla Estonian
Õisla is an Estonian surname meaning "floral/blossom area".
Õismaa Estonian
Õismaa is an Estonian surname meaning "blossom land".
Õismäe Estonian
Õismäe is a Estonian surname meaning "floral/blossom hill". The surname can also taken be from the location of Õismäe, which is a subdistrict of the capital Tallinn.
Õismets Estonian
Õismets is an Estonian surname meaning "flower/blossom forest".
Õisnurm Estonian
Õisnurm is an Estonian surname meaning "flower meadow".
Õispuu Estonian
Õispuu is an Estonian surname meaning "blossom/flower tree".
Oit Estonian
Oit is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "õitsev", meaning "to blossom" or "to bloom".
Oja Estonian
From the Estonian word oja, meaning "creek".
Oja Finnish
From Finnish oja "ditch, trench".
Ojakäär Estonian
Ojakäär is an Estonian name meaning "runnel" or "stream edge".
Ojala Estonian, Finnish
From oja meaning ‘ditch’, ‘channel’ + the local suffix -la, a habitational name from any of the numerous farms so named throughout Finland, early settlement of the country having been concentrated along waterways... [more]